Staff

Academic staff

Find our academic and teaching staff by area: French, German, Hispanic Studies, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Translation.

Professional services staff

Our team of friendly professional services staff work together closely to ensure the efficient running of the School of Modern Languages.

Staff A-Z

Looking for someone in particular? Browse through all of our staff in alphabetical order: A-F, G-M, N-Z.

Research students

We have a thriving body of PhD and MPhil research students, producing world-class research on some very interesting topics.

Visiting scholars

The School attracts a number of prestigious visiting scholars every year, contributing to our already rich academic environment.

Honorary staff

Find out more about our distinguished honorary staff who work in collaboration with the School on a number of research projects.


School management team

Professor Claire Gorrara

Head of School

Dr Christopher Hood

Deputy Head of School and Director of Physical and Financial Estates

Dr Nick Parsons

Deputy Head of School and Director of Engagement, International and Recruitment

Helen Walker

Director of Professional Services

Dr Rachael Langford

Director of Research

Vanna Motta

Co-director for Personal, Professional and Organisational Development

Dr Catherine Chabert

Director of Languages for All

Dr Ryan Prout

Co-director for Personal, Professional and Organisational Development